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❓ Frequently Asked Questions ❓

Energy Acuity FAQs   How does EA get its data? Primary & proactive research, web & news monitoring, public resource aggregation, and expert analysis.  How often is the tool updated? Energy Acuity’s platform is updated every 24 hours.    How does EA ensure the accuracy...

Transmission Project Primary Research 👩‍💻👨‍💻

To complement our existing Smart Grid primary research, Energy Acuity has begun interviewing electric utilities about upcoming transmission and substation projects in order to identify pre-RFP investment opportunities. Source: Energy Acuity Grid Platform Request a...

Operating Stats, Capacity Factors, and Transaction Price Data

With tools built to allow easy analysis on both a macro and micro level, EA provides even more layers to help you better understand PPA landscapes, plant output, and plant efficiency. Specifically, target at the plant level, or get a broader market level analysis by...

💨🚧 5 Wind Development Projects To Know In 2018 🚧💨

As wind power becomes more competitive with traditional energy sources, big-name companies are making a push to stake their claims in the industry. Over the next few years, a significant amount of wind power will enter the U.S. energy mix through wind farms under...

What Is A Smart Grid Technology Roadmap? 📍⚡🗺️

Recently, I dropped my phone on a hot sidewalk. The screen cracked like a piece of peanut brittle, and I was forced to use an old phone I’d saved until I could get a replacement for my broken phone. I had to laugh—that old phone was simply inadequate. It couldn’t do...

3 Up-And-Coming Smart Grid Companies To Keep Your Eye On

Over the past decade, the U.S. smart grid industry has exploded in response to aging utilities in need of repair. Just five years ago, in 2012, the smart grid market represented $33 billion for the utility industry. As quoted in this article from Pinnacle Business...

📚⚡ U.S. Smart Grid Project Leads Report 2016 ⚡📚

For vendors interested in energy opportunities with smart grid companies, learning about and understanding smart grid opportunity trends is simply something you can’t ignore. By paying attention to what’s going on in the smart grid industry, you’ll have a better grasp...

How Should I Choose an EPC Firms to Partner with? 🤝✔️

If you’re a developer about to invest nine figures into a renewable energy project, the most important thing you can do is make sure your project’s return on investment is sound. It’s not easy to build these massive projects. So much goes into the process—from...

📣📰 6 Sites For Up-To-Date Wind Energy News 📰📣

With the term “fake news” at the forefront these days, we wanted to do our due diligence to make sure you have the best, most reliable sources for wind energy news. With that in mind, we identified a handful of trustworthy sites (and a bonus site!) we suggest turning...

USA Solar Report: Examining 8,097 MW Of Projects ☀️📊

2016 was an interesting year for the solar industry. The industry grew, policies changed, and solar continued to surpass expectations. Three Quick Facts About Solar Projects In 2016 According to SEIA, 2016 was an unusually strong year for solar. Solar ranked as the...

📣📰☀️ 6 Reliable Places For Solar News ☀️📰📣

Who do you turn to for reliable news about the solar energy industry? We’ve identified seven trustworthy websites (and a bonus site!) you can turn to for the latest in solar news, industry changes, upcoming renewables projects, and more. Check out the list below and...

⚡💨 USA Wind Energy Report: 7,746 MW Of Projects Analyzed 💨⚡

If you’ve been watching the news lately, chances are you’ve heard about wind causing a storm in recent events. A quick Google search returns the following in less than a second: President Trump recently made remarks questioning the direction and value of wind power in...

✔️💨 Top 3 Wind Turbine Suppliers You Should Know 💨✔️

If you’re interested in jumping into renewable wind energy, there are three turbine suppliers you need to know about. These wind power companies blew past the competition in 2016 to become the top wind energy turbine suppliers—and paying attention to what they are up...

✔️📝☀️ 3 Secrets To Winning Solar RFPs ☀️📝✔️

In the renewable energy industry, winning a request for proposal (RFP) can help you to not only close a single project—it can help you build a business relationship with lasting potential. So, what’s the secret to winning that solar RFP? Get your foot in the door...

A Check-In On The U.S. Renewable Energy Policy Landscape 📝

Across the United States, the renewable energy policy landscape varies as much as the terrain. Solar and wind policies are driven largely by individual states—each with its own focus (or lack thereof). Following are highlights of the most-promising and least-promising...

🤯 12 Wind Energy Facts That Will Blow Your Mind 🤯

The importance of — and potential for — wind energy has become more and more apparent in the last several decades. In fact, 2016 was a record year for renewable wind energy in the United States (just check stat number one below!). That’s why we’ve put together this...

📊☀️ 14 Illuminating Solar Industry Facts & Stats ☀️📊

At a crisp 5,778 degrees Kelvin, the photosphere of the sun wouldn’t be a pleasant place for humans to vacation. But despite its unbelievable heat, the sun—and the solar energy it provides—is really pretty cool. Take a look at this compilation of solar energy facts...

📣 Spotlight on Array Technologies 📣

Here at Energy Acuity, we pride ourselves on getting the most out of the partnerships we form with clients. This not only helps us to build out our database in the most robust and accurate way possible, but it also helps us to find out what clients are looking for in...

🔍🔌 4 Ways To Find Smart Grid Projects Pre-RFP 🔌🔎

If you’re a vendor trying to win business from utility companies, you’ve probably gone down this path: Look for proposals in the market, decide if the proposals match your products, wait for a response, and cross your fingers you win the bid. Historically, this is the...

📈☀️ The Top 10 Solar Developers Of 2016 ☀️📈

For many people in the solar business, identifying and evaluating solar companies to partner with is a tedious task. One helpful question that can jump-start the evaluation process is: Which solar companies have been the most active and had the most success? At Energy...

⚡💨 5 U.S. Wind Projects to Watch in 2016 💨⚡

Even though we are still smack dab in the middle of 2015, it couldn’t hurt to start looking ahead to what the U.S. wind industry has in store for next year. Whether you’re looking to get involved in the project or you’re just fascinated by wind farm development, keep...

Policy Intelligence: The Original Pre-RFP

In every industry, professionals are keeping an ear to the ground and trying to stay one step ahead of events and changes coming down the pipeline. No one wants to get caught playing catch-up; anticipating what's ahead allows you to make adjustments and keep daily...

🗺️ Energy Acuity Debuts New Mapping Features! 🗺️

Energy Acuity recently launched a new release of our mapping functionality within our product. This new functionality enables increased ability to visualize projects in relation to the respective project’s actual location and nearby infrastructure. In addition to...

📈☀️ The Top Southern Solar Market Players ☀️📈

Given the right market conditions and incentives, a thriving solar industry can arise even in a seemingly unlikely area. Take North Carolina for example. Prior to the passage of its Renewable Portfolio Standard in 2008, only a truly savvy observer would have been able...